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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 6, June 1956 - File 015. 1956-06. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 29, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/139/show/84.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 6, June 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date June 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript Tiethods born of the same authorita- nan intolerance which they fight. Today communism is the major foe °f free society. It is a formidable enemy not only because of the mi 'ary and economic power of the countries which it controls but also because °r its methods of systematic infiltra- Jj°n into free socictv. To meet this danger it is of the utmost importance '° understand not onlv' the methods 'rid motivations of Communist attack 'jut above all the meaning of the freedom it threatens. To attack modern art, which i.s in itself a manifestation " individual freedom of expression, as Part of the Communist conspiracy is J° misunderstand the nature of the Communist conspiracy. FREEDOM TO CRITICIZE 6 The attacks on modern art in Miss £e's' article [February, 1956', issue ol u^ts Forum News] can be summed |P as follows: (1) modern art is ugly, ^generate and meaningless; (2) mod- ,!'' art is Communist-inspired and "iiiniunist-fostered in order to break o^vn our concepts ot human and e'|gious dignity; and (3) modern ' tists are- predominantly Communists Communist sympathizers. -^liss Pels has, of course, a right to j"'<'ss her preferences in art and to „ 'hcize am work of art she finds ugly, lr|t--in ■ "'use- "'iiigless or absurd. Hut when she to accuse the creators of works of art of deliberately a""""ing or corrupting the public >id] Cannot expect such accusations to k'n;'in unanswered. Two of Miss Pels' itr Seem to be distortion and ab- j]illetion. It is significant that she heated her article with a photo- g Ph o| a framed blank canvas which, [tyh -American Legion Magazine 1 the article was first published] (^accompanied bv the- following In,""'"1- "Indicating either absolute Puhl^ 0r utter contempt f°r a gullible 1,], l(- certain modern artists' exhibit ltyI7,?anvas as art. As a final absurd- tiK lis a't form' was seriously dis- f0i|Swl in the New York Times by a V-0W'-'r "' tllis school. It seems that Hilr'i".tlst IS trying to express an unreal 'ra,r y subtracting fragments of .,,^""'"ts till nothing is left." Investi- -irlv"" has not disclosed that there is ^"bstance to this statement. One •%, ' painter eliel paint a white HW?e "" a white canvas ;is a ele-mon- ji, ""' "I such recluctio ad minimum l,\ \,.'ls some Dadaists, as recounted •I,,, . Iss I'els, acting in protest against ^"s''>'iti,-s of World War I and the tit)t) s]!"<' absurdities of postwar infla- Vir "' So to deplorable extremes in ;-.,.,. ""H-ke-iv- eif conventions). How- ''I'u l ss ''•''*' photograph of a \ It. These two pointings are not modern art, but are typical examples of Socialist Realism, the official style of Soviet Russia which is urged by the Communist party on artists in satellite countries as well os in the Western world. "Higher and Higher" (on the left) was painted by Seraphima Ryangina. According to the Russian caption, "the artist conveys the enthusiasm of the younger generation of Soviet workers, the self-sacrificing builders of Socialist industry, to whom work is a matter of joy." Above is a painting of Stalin and Voroshi- lov on the Kremlin walks, a typical example of official Russian Socialist Realism. "The Croquet Party" by the famous French master Monet was rejected by the French National Museum along with paintings by Renoir, Cezanne and Monet in the 1890's when the now popular Impressionist painters were called anarchists, Communists, imbeciles and decadents by academic artists, conversotive critics and a senator. 1 r t i '■ink c. . --mv.is" may well make an ad- 'I It ist f.,t it iii of her story of the Page 13 V
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